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Lamb of God release new video “512”

Lamb of God release new video “512”

Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD, has released a new video directed by the great Jorge Torres-Torres. “512” is one of many blistering tracks taken from the band’s new album, “VII: Sturm Und Drang”, which will be released on July 24 on Epic state side and Nuclear Blast Entertainment, for all territories outside of North America. The title “512” is the cell number Blythe was in while in prison in the Czech Republic. The vocalist wrote the track about how his experience behind bars changed him. He told RollingStone.com: “You cannot have the same mentality as the normal guy living on the streets in prison. You undergo a radical mental and emotional shift when you go into prison .Blythe continued — “You have to be ready for violence at any time. Anyone who is 100 percent honest in prison will get taken advantage of, maybe by other prisoners, maybe by guards. For me, being in prison was a lot of figuring out what I could get away with, how I could work outside any set of rules in order to remain as comfortable as I could. You’re cultivating your psyche in your deceit. In prison, everyone is listening all the time, and if they hear you say something that they can take, they might internalize it and be like, ‘This guy is talking to someone,’ and he’ll wind up dead.” Much of Blythe’s time in lockup was spent in a dark, unsettling basement dungeon. The guards placed the singer there, he says, so they could monitor him for depression. “They stick you in the worst, dimmest, darkest place in the prison,” he says. “I couldn’t even see the sun to tell what part of the day it was. It was just steadily lessening levels of gloom.”  Blythe told RollingStone.com that “Still Echoes” “is a history of Pankrác Prison.” The first line of “Still Echoes” reads: “A thousand heads cut clean across their necks, right down the hall from me.” Blythe says: “There was a guillotine right down the hall from me, from when the Nazis had the prison. From 1943 to 1945 they executed almost 2,000 people by the guillotine, because it was cheaper than shooting and quicker than hanging … They call it the Pankrác ‘Saw Room’ or the ‘Axe Room. I sat there at night, and I’d think about all those dudes that got their heads chopped off— men and women — in that place not too far from me.”

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Catch LAMB OF GOD on tour this summer with Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White: